What is Sustainability?

The City of Lansing defines "sustainability" as supporting and sustaining the mission of the City while providing city services that are economically, socially and environmentally responsible.

Human rely on nature, Earth's natural resources, for all that they need. The survival and quality of life of people depends on it. Sustainability efforts must pursue the creation and maintenance of both systems and conditions that allow humans to exist in harmony with nature so that present and future generations can be supported.
Sustainability must be incorporated into every facet of the City of Lansing's planning and decision-making to ensure that this can be achieved.